Tag Archives: Ice sheet

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

From the University of Cambridge The subglacial lakes are the first to be identified in Greenland The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet. The two lakes are each roughly … Continue reading

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More settled science: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is 20 million years older than thought

From the University of California – Santa Barbara West Antarctica ice sheet existed 20 million years earlier than previously thought (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The results of research conducted by professors at UC Santa Barbara and colleagues mark the beginning … Continue reading

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Surprise: Greenland ice gets a melt assist from Earth’s hot mantle below

From the Helmholtz Association Greenland ice is melting — also from below Heat flow from the mantle contributes to the ice melt The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into … Continue reading

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Oh, what a difference a year makes in Greenland melting

ARCTIC SUMMER SNOWSTORM By Joseph D’Aleo CCM Remember a year ago when few days of July ‘warmth’ with strong blocking over Greenland had the media abuzz over some melting? Last July a brief spell of temperatures in the mid 30s … Continue reading

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New study: Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet melt may be natural event, no consensus on cause

Ice sheets are the largest potential source of future sea level rise – and they also possess the largest uncertainty over their future behaviour From the University of Bristol Continuous satellite monitoring of ice sheets needed to better predict sea-level … Continue reading

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Friday Funny (well maybe not so funny) – XKCD takes on the real climate threat

Sobering graphics to scale: ice sheets 21,000 years ago versus today’s skylines.

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Why ice loss and sea level measurements via satellite and the new Shepherd et al paper are highly uncertain at the moment

There’s a paper (Shepherd et al) on ice loss and sea level rise that has been making the rounds in media (such as this article in Science Recorder, claiming it validates global warming) that is causing some stir, mainly because … Continue reading

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‘Counterintuitive finding suggests that unexpected factors may govern a glacier’s response to climate change’

From the University at Buffalo, new evidence that large ice sheets can grow/disappear quickly on decadal scales in response to regional temperature changes. A descriptive video follows. How fast can ice sheets respond to climate change? Scientists report that prehistoric … Continue reading

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Greenland Ice Melt every 150 years is ‘right on time’

UPDATE: see this new article on the issue, “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” … Continue reading

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Historical Imagery of Greenland Glaciers Lessens Sea Level Rise Alarm

By Pat Michaels via World Climate Report A new study using historical images of glaciers in southeast Greenland to investigate glacier response to climate changes suggests that the recently observed acceleration of ice loss from Greenland may not be a … Continue reading

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Supraglacialslipsialidosis

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, worry over something that is a natural process that has happened for thousands of years. You gotta love this one: ” Catastrophic lake drainages were 3.5 times more likely to occur during the … Continue reading

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Don’t bother with the 2C limit, the sea will swallow us anyway

From Rutgers University Global sea level likely to rise as much as 70 feet for future generations NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F), as the Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

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Gosh, really?

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  some “could be might be” research with a possible conclusion. I wonder why there doesn’t seem to be evidence for a complete melt long ago in this paper: New study shows … Continue reading

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New paper: A high-resolution surface mass balance map of Antarctica shows “no significant trend in the 1979–2010 ice sheet”

Uh, oh. Another talking point bites the dust. Leif Svalgaard writes in to tell me of a significant new paper. While Gore, Hansen, Branson, and a gaggle of hangers on just finished a publicity stunt tour of Antarctica to tell … Continue reading

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Hansen’s Sea Shell Game

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s an old con game that has been played on the suckers for hundreds and hundreds of years. It is done in various forms, with various objects, under various names—three card monty, the shell game, … Continue reading

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Little Bubbles, part 1

Guest Post by Caleb Shaw Preface:  Climate Scientists and School Girls – A humorous description of a layman trying to investigate the little bubbles in ice cores,  involving both the actual science,  and a layman’s amazement over the politics. My … Continue reading

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Antarctic ice models “not correct”, sea level rise “complicated”

There’s some surprising reaction to the press release we covered on WUWT recently. Here’s some excerpts:

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